Upcoming events, faculty and student news, and returning to LU
Issue #2
July 2020
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We've missed you and our students! 

Click the button below for more information on what's to come over the next few weeks leading up to the return to campus. If you have questions that are not addressed on the website, please contact artsandsciences@lamar.edu and we'll be happy to get back with you.
Dr. Robert Vallin joins Board of Governors
Associate Professor of Mathematics 

The Gathering for Gardner Foundation (G4G) honors Martin Gardner, author of over 100 books and noted for writing the "Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American magazine for over 25 years. The mission for this foundation is to "stimulate curiosity and the playful exchange of ideas and critical thinking in recreational math, magic, science, literature, and puzzles." In addition to this activity, Dr. Vallin is co-organizer of the international conference MOVES and Chair of the SIGMAA-Rec. His most recent publication is p-adic Metric Preserving Functions and Their Analogues.


Want to host a virtual undergraduate or graduate session to promote your programs?


Reach out to Natalie, Marketing Manager, at natalie.rhodes@lamar.edu to get on the schedule.

These virtual Zoom sessions have been effective for all programs at LU - our prospective students LOVE learning about your programs and seeing their future professors.

These sessions are also recorded and added to your department's web page.
Title changes deserve a congratulations

A BIG CoAS congraulations to Dr. Randall Terry. Dr. Terry has accepted the position as Chair of the Department of Biology. He has been serving as the Interim Chair up until July 2020.

Dr. Ozge Gunaydin-Sen has stepped in as Interim Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry upon Dr. Sunny Lei's move to Dean Maurer's office.

Congratulations to you both! 
Red + White Together

English and Modern Languages Associate Professor, Dr. Amy Smith, was Lamar University's Red + White Together featured faculty member this week! 

She began her Cardinal career teaching a general philosophy class that all students were required to take. Since that time, she has become an Associate Professor teaching mythology, Asian literature, British literature and a variety of advanced courses in her research areas, which include Greek myth, modernism, religion and literature, ethics and literature, Asian religions and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Upcoming Events:


Tuesday, August 11: University Convocation and CoAS Convocation

Tuesday, August 18:
Welcome back to all of our students! First day of classes
Our graduates are successful

Recent biology graduate, Tyler Nelson, has been accepted into the Doctor of Philosophy program in the Rice University Applied Physics graduate program for the Fall 2020 semester.


Tyler worked in Dr. Lian's lab as a student and discovered, at that time, his love for research, experimenting, and how a research lab operates.

Mr. Nelson believes his research in the lab and the support of two mentors at LU helped him achieve the opportunity at Rice University.

Cardinals Esports keep playing through the pandemic

Members of the Cardinals Esports teams have been staying busy while social distancing at home.

There's no stopping their online presence, especially in the months to come. Jason Chambliss, junior and Esports president, is keeping members active by planning what's to come.  

For anyone interested in joining, visit  https://discord.gg/DNcPGT4 for more information.


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